Discover Tai Chi & Qi Gong

What is Tai Chi? What is Qi Gong? Tai Chi, also called Tai Chi Chuan, orig­i­nat­ed in Chi­na as a mar­tial arts. Tai Chi Chuan means Supreme Ulti­mate Box­ing and is a slow motion med­i­ta­tive exer­cise.  It is often referred to as “med­i­ta­tion in motion“or “med­ica­tion in motion” and helps inte­grate body, mind and breath into one. It is a series of con­trolled, slow, move­ments which...
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Running 101

It’s no secret I love run­ning.  I came up with the name for my web­site on one of my runs in Cen­tral Park, in New York City.  Run­ning burns more calo­ries than many oth­er activ­i­ties, it’s great for your heart, good for your bones and all you need is a good pair of run­ning shoes. Besides the phys­i­cal ben­e­fits, run­ning also pro­vides valu­able men­tal ben­e­fits.  For...
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How to Burn Calories by Sitting Less and Moving More

You’ve prob­a­bly heard it more than once, “for bet­ter health, exer­cise!”  But who has the time?   You wish you could fit in the rec­om­mend­ed 30 min­utes or even one hour of exer­cise a day, but between fam­i­ly and work there isn’t enough time in the day.  It turns out you are not alone.  Accord­ing to the CDC, 40% of Amer­i­cans don’t exer­cise at all and only 11%...
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10 Reasons Women Should Strength Train

I’ve worked out at a many dif­fer­ent gyms and although the equip­ment and envi­ron­ment may change, one fact remains the same:  women  shy away from the weight room. Many women are still afraid of gain­ing huge mus­cles like men do.   This fear is part­ly unjus­ti­fied. The real­i­ty is, most women don’t have the amount of testos­terone nec­es­sary to build huge mus­cles. But...
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Walking 101

Walk­ing is one of the eas­i­est ways to get in shape, burn calo­ries and improve your health.  Because walk­ing can be done when­ev­er and wher­ev­er,  it is also one of the most prac­ti­cal types of exer­cis­es to main­tain for the long-term. The Nation­al Weight Con­trol Reg­istry, a reg­istry which tracks the habits of over 5000 peo­ple who have suc­cess­ful­ly lost and main­tained...
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